Video: 5 Things You Don’t Know About Body Armor

Short Body ArmorThe U.S. military is constantly trying to perfect body armor as military engineers and scientists try to lighten it, adapt it to different body types and improve its protective qualities.

Our production team took a look at the history of body armor and where it’s going next. For instance, some of the one of the first models was introduced in World War 1 by the U.S. called Brewster Body Armor.  Check out more below. For mobile users, go here.

  • WallyB

    What, no mention of the German infanterie-panzer armor or Brashford Dean’s designs?

  • Odin_kru

    Why do you keep posting videos that are 2-5 weeks old? This was originally posted on March 19th…

  • orly?

    Father Casimir Zeglen, one of the inventors of modern day body armor, who’s two of his most famous clients were unfortunately assassinated.

  • nobody

    >doesn’t mention Vietnam era chicken plates that could stop rifle rounds
    >claims that SAPI plates are made out of kevlar and not ceramics
    2 things that they don’t know about body armor

  • Leon Suchorski

    Gee, and we only have to wait for 3 more years to get the new stuff? How many extra coffee breaks are they going to take while getting it to the troops?

  • crye or die

    needs more cyre

  • Robert M Goodman

    To answer his question about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrillo Princip in June 1914 that Started World War I, from Wikipedia, “The first bullet wounded the Archduke in the jugular vein.”